The news today only becomes more and more terrifying as Trump picks his cabinet.
The right-leaning people I know caution jumping to conclusions, even suggesting that we need to really try and work together to become a stronger nation.
And I want to weep and I want to tear my hair out and I want to run away and I want to scream and I want to...
Well. You know.
So anyway, I finally got out of the bed today after Mr. Moon got home and I did work in the garden some and so did he and right now it needs mulching so badly. My winter greens are growing beautifully and I think that the mushroom compost was a much needed addition. I've picked us a beautiful salad for tonight and have washed the leaves tenderly and wrapped them up in a clean dishcloth to dry and set them in the refrigerator.
See? Life goes on.
Because what else are you going to do? Wash the clothes and tend the garden and the chickens (I mixed the worm medication in with their feed today) and make the supper and then clean up the kitchen and finally, and at last, fall into unconsciousness because that seems to be what I crave the most.
Lily brought the kids over briefly. She needed flour to make bread and did not want to go to the store.
Maggie has learned to kiss in a sweet baby sort of way. She leans forward and offers her open mouth and lets us kiss her. She looks quite pleased when she does this, not so much by the kiss I suspect, but by her successful mastering of the skill, by our praise when she does it.
I gave Lily some rosemary from the garden, some for her bread, some to root.
I gave Gibson a pickled okra because as he said after he asked for it, "Pickled okra is delicious and healthy!" I gave Owen some kale from the garden to munch because he loves it, straight from the dirt. I gave Maggie some kisses. Because she let me.
Oh, how I hope that tomorrow seems better. For me, for you, for every damn one of us on this planet.
I have no idea what that would take but I'm going to hope for it anyway. With the small, minuscule amount of hope left in this shattered dark heart.